Category Archives: hidden sin

Simply Golden

“And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.” Luke 6:31, ESV — The Golden Rule  “Here is a simple rule of thumb for behavior: Ask yourself what you want people to do for you; then … Continue reading

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Dying is Part of Living

“We know that our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin.” Romans 6:6, NLT “There are two things which the Church needs: more … Continue reading

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Cities Without Walls

“A man without self-control     is like a city broken into and left without walls.” Proverbs 25:28 The writer of Proverbs can be blunt. He makes the cold observation that people can often be like a city that has no walls. … Continue reading

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To Be, Rather Than Seem to Be

“When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was … Continue reading

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Understanding Self-Destruction

“For whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from the Lord. But those who miss me injure themselves. All who hate me love death.”   Proverbs 8:35-36 “There are seeds of self-destruction in all of us that will bear only … Continue reading

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Dismayed by My Own Fallenness

“As the Scriptures say, “No one is righteous—     not even one. 11 No one is truly wise;     no one is seeking God. 12 All have turned away;     all have become useless. No one does good,     not a single one.” Romans 3:10-12 Scripture … Continue reading

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Forgiven First

This evening I got tired of the TV. Or maybe tired of the control it emits over me. I picked up one of the many Bibles I have in my loft. I do think it is ‘funny/sinister’ of the real … Continue reading

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